Friday, March 29, 2019

Europe 2016: Day 11

Even though I am trying to work on our photos from our epic adventure in order, sometimes it is just more fun to scrapbook what I'm in the mood for!  On Day 11, we visited Flaam, Norway.
Even though I had been using the So Much Happy collection for our other Norway photos, I decided to use some retired papers that better matched my pictures.  Using the Love of Color guide, I chose the New England Ivy combo with Espresso, Pomegranate, and Goldrush.  I chose layouts from Reflections to pull my photos together easily.
I used some retired Documented kraft cutouts and New England Ivy burlap ribbon to embellish my layout.
I am using a 4"x4" flip flap to add a close up of the beautiful boat houses that fascinated me in port, plus include more in-depth journaling about the day.
 My second layout highlights some photos on board the MSC Opera, our home for the week.  For this page, I used So Much Happy again and a sketch from Make It From Your Heart.
In addition to the So Much Happy complements, I used the coordinating puffy stickers and the March stamp of the month, This Happened.
I really love how easily everything coordinates together.
Thanks for letting me share another day of our amazing trip!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Swiss Dots Embossing Folder Cards

Our new Swiss Dots embossing folder is so beautiful!  I made two completely different cards to show off its versatility.
The first one is a white 4"x5.25" panel that I dry embossed with the folder in my Cuttlebug.  I stamped the sentiment from the current Love Blossoms special offer stamp set (available through the end of March, while supplies last, only) in Pewter ink.  I tied white ribbon around the panel above the "ribbon" embossing, and then used 3D foam tape to adhere the panel to my card base.  Wouldn't this make a pretty bridal thank you?  The bride could even customize the sentiment in her color(s).
My second card uses the same Swiss Dots embossing folder (with Sugarplum card stock), but this time, I embossed it with more blank space than embossed space.  Even though I had thought I would make another side-fold card, I changed my mind and made it a top-fold instead.  All of the patterned paper is from the Feels Like Home collection, paired with the So Much Happy Cardmaking stamp set.  I used Fern, Sugarplum, and Charcoal inks.  If you look closely, you can see how I painted my "pot" with Sugarplum shimmer brush.

Thank you for letting me share two very different takes on the same embossing folder.  If you haven't gotten this folder yet, be sure to put it on your wish list!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

So Much Happy Paper Collection Blog Hop

The So Much Happy collection is probably my favorite of this Idea Book (but it's so hard to choose!), so I am thrilled that we're featuring it this month on our blog hop! (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Brittany's blog, and from here you'll visit Julie's blog next.)

I used the I Heart Us workshop to create this layout and modified it to fit my photos.  This layout is Day 8 of our European adventure in 2016.
Do you spot my mistake?  It was Day 8, not 7, so I cut a strip of White Daisy, stamped my title again, and then glued it over the original.  I don't think it's too obvious!  (I didn't go back and take another picture of the corrected double-page layout, however.)
You might be wondering which alphabet set I used.  Any guesses?

It's the cute Letter Board stamp set!  All of the other embellishments are part of the I Heart Us workshop collection.

Here's the completed right page.

I also used the So Much Happy workshop for Day 10 of our trip.

 I used some of the Complements to embellish this layout.
Finally, I used the collection for the title page of the second volume of our European adventure scrapbooks.
Read more HERE if you'd like to know more.

Thank you for letting me share the So Much Happy collection and layouts from our epic adventure.  Please leave a comment before you hop on over to Julie's blog.  Thank you!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Love Blossoms Blog Hop

Have you seen the beautiful current Close To My Heart special workshop, Love Blossoms?  It is a beautiful double stamp set plus a complete 12-card workshop.  My blog hop group decided to feature this special so that you can see how versatile this set really is.  {If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Krista's blog.  From here, you'll visit my friend and fellow Heart 2 Heart designer, Melissa.}
For this hop, I wanted to show a different side of Love Blossoms, so I only used sentiments and not the flowers.  These cards will be mailed to my daughter in college over the next few months.
The first one is going in the mail tomorrow so that she'll have it well before St. Patrick's Day.  I used the So Much Happy collection with the addition of gold shimmer trim.  I inked up the "may your day be" (NOT inking up the "as" at the end) in Lemon and then stamped "lucky" in Clover.  I cut the shamrock from Clover card stock with my CTMH/Cricut Flower Market cartridge.
My second card uses the Something Fierce collection.  After cutting the Thin Cut hearts, I stamped the sentiments in Pewter and Raspberry.  I like the addition of the white enamel dots!
My final card uses the I Heart Us collection.  I stamped the top and bottom sentiments in Pixie and "fabulous" in Raspberry.  To create pink shimmer trim, I used my Shin Han Twin Touch Tender Pink marker to color silver trim.  The cute heart is from the I Heart Us complements.

Thank you for letting me share a variety of fun and easy cards.  Feel free to copy them if you like!  After leaving a comment, go visit Melissa's blog next on the hop!
{Click HERE for all the hop participants and their blogs.}

Friday, March 1, 2019

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: This Happened

Welcome to the March stamp of the month blog hop with This Happened!  Are you ready for some super fun ideas and inspiration? {If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Wendy's blog.  From here you'll visit Michelle's blog next.}
Since I participate in a monthly stamp of the month card swap with my team, I had the challenge of using this cool set on a card paired with the So Much Happy collection.  I ended up using a sketch from Make It From My Heart, Vol. 1 and the fun sentiment.  Notice how I made my banner tag with one of the stamp and the little heart border too.
I thought adding the Canary dots was a fun touch.

Here are all of the team cards from our swap:
Aren't they cute?  (Sorry that I can't give credit to their creators, but feel free to shout out in the comments if one of them is yours.)
Thanks for hopping by!  After leaving a comment, hop on over to Michelle's blog to continue the This Happened blog hop.
{Click HERE for all the hop participants and their blogs.}


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